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Obama reads mean tweets as part of Jimmy Kimmel show

President Barack Obama entertained Jimmy Kimmel's audience with some of the mean tweets sent his way, beginning with one sent by Donald Trump in August when he said "President Obama will go down as perhaps the worst president in the history of the United States."

Obama's reply: "Really? Well, @realDonaldTrump, at least I will go down as a president."

The president appeared on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" during the middle of his three-day visit to Nevada and California, where he is campaigning and raising money for presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and other Democratic candidates. The segment contained a mix of humor and serious talk about the current election.

Kimmel routinely has celebrities read some of the mean tweets sent their way. Another person asked: "Barack Obama, bro do you even lift?"

"Well, I lifted the ban on Cuban cigars. That's worth something," Obama replied.

Obama, a big sports fan, was asked if he was happy that the Chicago Cubs were going to the World Series. Obama appeared to have some trouble getting "yes" out.

"To see just how happy everybody was, I actually felt pretty good. I am rooting for hometown team even though it is not my team."

Comedian Bill Murray is a big Cubs fan, and Obama told of his recent visit to the White House. He said they had a putting contest in the Oval Office and Murray won $5 from him.

"He won repeatedly," Obama said. "The glass was rigged."

Despite the high pressures of the presidency, Obama admitted it's rare for aides to wake him up in the middle of the night. The most serious problems are usually anticipated. He used the question to take another dig at Trump, saying "What I don't do at 3 a.m., I don't tweet about people who insulted me."

Kimmel then asked Obama if he ever laughed during the debates when watching the GOP nominee. "Most of the time," Obama said.

Kimmel also asked why people don't trust Clinton. Obama chalked it up to being in the trenches for 30 years. He said when people are in the public eye that long, people try to find weak spots and "a whole narrative begins to build." He described Clinton's brand of politics as "pragmatic."

Kimmel said he knew Obama had to leave, but he asked if the first lady could stay for another four years. Obama said his wife was never wild about politics. "All the women in my life are looking forward to being able to lead a more normal life."

Jury acquits man of stalking TV star Kendall Jenner, convicts him of trespassing

Jury acquits man of stalking TV star Kendall Jenner, convicts him of trespassing.

President of struggling MTV out after a year

MTV's president is out after only a year as the network once at the center of youth culture continues to struggle for relevance.

Sean Atkins, who came to MTV from Discovery, quit Monday after the network's parent company installed another executive over him. Chris McCarthy, who's had some success overseeing sister networks VH1 and Logo, will now supervise MTV as well.

MTV has fought for attention with a youthful audience whose allegiances change quickly. The network averaged 1.48 million viewers in prime time at the end of 2011, and was down to 550,000 for the three months that ended Sept. 31, the Nielsen company said.

During the past year, viewership declined 16 percent, and 23 percent among MTV's target audience of people aged 18 to 34, Nielsen said.

Its most popular shows — "Teen Mom," ''Teen Wolf" and "Are You the One?" — have been around for a few years.

Atkins said he'd stay on the job as a consultant until January.

McCarthy was given the promotion by Doug Herzog, president of the Viacom Music and Entertainment Group. As leader of VH1 since last year, McCarthy has seen ratings go up while targeting an audience of older millennials. VH1 is planning a cooking series co-starring Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg, a series called "Daytime Divas" starring Vanessa Williams and a revival of "America's Next Top Model."

McCarthy has had a determined rise at Viacom, starting at the college network mtvU.

AMC Theatres to broadcast Nov. 8 election results

AMC Theatres and CNN will broadcast the Nov. 8 presidential election on the big screen at 50 theaters in 25 cities nationwide.

The event is free for members of AMC Stubs , a tiered perks program from the exhibitor chain, and their guests, AMC Theatres said Monday. Audience members can choose between "red" and "blue" locations, depending on party preference.

The broadcast, which will also include major national, state and local elections, will begin at 7 p.m. Eastern.

Hooch, an abused French mastiff, is Hero Dog of the Year

The human nearly lost his life to drug and alcohol addiction. The dog, well, he nearly lost his life to humans.

A French mastiff named Hooch, rescued by Zach Skow in Tehachapi, California, is the 2016 American Humane organization's Hero Dog of the Year, bestowed in a Beverly Hills ceremony taped in September for broadcast at 8 p.m. EDT Friday on the Hallmark Channel.

Hooch, among eight canine finalists, wore his best tuxedo collar, though he was reluctant to join Skow on stage.

Hosted by James Denton and Beth Stern, and featuring Dave Foley, Kym Johnson, Robert Herjavec, Marilu Henner and Greg Louganis, among other celebrities, this is the sixth year for the awards.

The finalists come in all shapes and sizes — and all were honored for the work they do. Some protect the vulnerable and comfort the sick. Others assist police, military veterans and rescue the lost.

Hooch, on the other hand, was nominated for surviving — and he was No. 1.

He was the "emerging hero dog," having been rescued about three years ago with the help of Skow, founder and operator of Marley's Mutts Dog Rescue in Tehachapi. Skow said the rescue goes the other way around as well.

Skow, from age 16 to 28, when he nearly died of liver failure, is a recovering addict, about eight years sober. As part of his rehabilitation, he went into dog rescue.

"Hooch has helped me stay in the moment — not only in the moment, but out of my head," Skow explained in a recent interview. "I need to be thinking about something other than me."

He calls the dogs he rescues his "hope." As for Hooch, he received a call one day from a local animal control officer about an ailing French mastiff who was emaciated, had a broken tail and had recently had his ears badly cropped. The dog refused to eat, instead batting his bowls around wildly.

Skow thought something was wrong with Hooch's jaw. When the dog was checked by a veterinarian, they discovered that his tongue had been maliciously cut off at the base, possibly to stop excessive barking or use him as "bait" to train fighting dogs.

The copper-colored Hooch can't chew and drools profusely. Skow had to figure out how to feed him. Hooch pulled out a feeding tube. Skow then found that softening dry food with hot water and putting it straight down Hooch's mouth worked, and the dog slowly regained his health.

Now, Hooch spends some of his time with non-verbal autistic kids, calming them as they learn social skills. Remarkably, Hooch trusts people, though loud noises like the cheering he received on the night of his big win tend to shut him down.

"He has every reason to mistrust every person he comes across and that has never crossed his mind," Skow said. "He exudes happiness."

The first spoken word for some of the autistic kids the two meet is "Hooch," added Skow, who is now 37.

Hooch does other work as well, as a companion to women in shelters who have been victims of domestic abuse, for instance.

"Everyone called for us to euthanize him," Skow said. "No one could fathom that he would have a good quality of life. He's a testament to all of those dogs that don't have a chance, that don't have hope. That's exactly what I was."

The other seven finalists for Hero Dog, all honored for their service, are:

— Law enforcement: Edo, a K-9 superstar with the Los Angeles Police Department, and handler Nhut Huynh. Edo, a Belgian malinois, was the first sent into a house where a shootout was underway. He pulled the armed man away from his weapon.

— Search and rescue: Kobuk, a German shepherd, and handler Elizabeth Fossett in York, Maine. He sniffed out an elderly woman with diabetes and dementia after she wandered off from a cabin in the wilderness.

— Service: Gander, a labradoodle rescue, and handler Lon Hodge. Hodge is an Army veteran in Great Lakes, Illinois, who suffers from post traumatic stress disorder and was once homebound for months at a time. The two are inseparable and travel the country helping others with disabilities. "Thank you for saving my life," Hodge told his beloved Gander on the show.

— Military: Layka, another Belgian malinois, and trainer/veteran Julian McDonald in Galena, Kansas. The dog lost a leg when she took fire while McDonald's Ranger unit was assaulting an enemy compound in Afghanistan. McDonald and his family adopted Layka.

— Arson: Judge and handler Lee Laubach Jr., fire chief in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Judge is a yellow Labrador who has worked more than 275 fire scenes and has found evidence leading to multiple arrests and civil penalties for insurance fraud.

— Hearing: Hook, a 12-pound, 10-year-old Chihuahua mix, and handler Joyce Herman. Herman, from Sacramento, California, is a hearing-impaired marriage and family therapist. He pulled Herman off some light train tracks as a train approached and once chased away a prowler in her office waiting room.

— Therapy: Mango, a paralyzed Cairn terrier rescue, and handler Judy Walter, a veteran in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Both dog and human had broken their backs. Mango uses a canine wheelchair to get around. "I healed her and she healed me," said Walter, who now routinely visits disabled vets with Mango.

Negan's victim revealed in 'Walking Dead' premiere

The sixth season wrapped up with Negan, played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan, using a game of "eeny meeny miny moe" to determine his victim, and the episode closed with him swinging his barbed-wire laced bat.

Sunday night's premiere revealed the victim to be regular character Abraham Ford, played by Michael Cudlitz. Negan wasn't finished. He later took his bat to the head of Steven Yeun's character, Glenn Rhee.

The killing of two fan favorites on one of TV's most popular shows predictably became a trending topic on Twitter. One user even thanked Negan for helping cutting down on political chatter on the social media platform.

Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg team up for cooking show on VH1

Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg will star in a cooking show that will debut Nov. 7  on VH1.

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The 45-year-old rapper and the 75-year-old business woman and television personality will team up to bring viewers the "most ridiculous dinner party" in "Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party."

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Other celebrities that will appear on the show include rapper 50 Cent, Keke Palmer, DJ Khaled, Robin Thicke and Bella Thorne, according to VH1.

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The program will show Snoop and Stewart crafting and serving food and drinks with the help of their guests. They'll also give tips on how to host a successful dinner party.

"My homegirl Martha and I have a special bond that goes back," Snoop said in a statement. "We're gonna be cooking, drinking and having a good time with our exclusive friends."

Snoop and Stewart, an unlikely duo, have appeared together on ABC's "100,000 Pyramid" and Comedy Central's "Roast of Justin Beiber," and the rapper has been a recurring guest on Stewart's long-running talk show.

"At our dinner party, we will exemplify America's fascination with food, entertaining and celebrity," Stewart said, noting that "Dinner Party" "will redesign the traditional food competition shows in a new, different and very funny way."

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Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

ABC's "This Week" — Eric Trump, son of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump; Joel Benenson, adviser to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton; independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin; Defense Secretary Ash Carter.


NBC's "Meet the Press" — Trump Campaign Manager Kellyanne Conway; Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine.


CBS' "Face the Nation" — Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus.


CNN's "State of the Union" — Conway; Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook.


"Fox News Sunday" — Conway; Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Calif.; former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

ABC's "This Week" — To be announced.


NBC's "Meet the Press" — To be announced.


CBS' "Face the Nation" — Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus.


CNN's "State of the Union" — Kellyanne Conway, campaign manager for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.


"Fox News Sunday" — Conway; Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Calif.; former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

TV legend Carol Burnett signed to ABC sitcom project

Carol Burnett fans: You'd be glad to have some more time together with this comedy legend, and she's likely headed back to series TV in a project Amy Poehler will executive produce.

Poehler publicist Lewis Kay and ABC have confirmed the project, a so-called "put pilot" deal for a multicamera sitcom.

Burnett, 83, has had a six-decade run on stage, in films and especially on television, where her "Carol Burnett" variety show aired for 11 seasons on CBS, wrapping in 1979. Although she's stayed busy on TV as both an actress and comedian, her most recent series, NBC's sketch-comedy "Carol & Company," aired a quarter-century ago.

Burnett has won a total of six Emmys. Earlier this year, she was presented with the SAG Life Achievement Award by Poehler and Tina Fey.

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